Cybernetics and the human eye.
How can cybernetics be used to repair/enhance the human eye?
- It could repair near-sighted or far-sighted vision.
- It could enhance the eye by giving it properties that allow things like night vision.
- Allowing your eye to act as a microscope or telescope.
- Anything you could imaginge.
Background Info: Cybernetics
Currently, cybernetics is commonly used to replace missing body parts and reconnect the human brain to unresponsive parts of the human body. An example of this is reconnecting the human brain to your legs after being paralysed from the waist down.
This technology could eventually be used for building things like a robotic exo-suit to creating full fledged cyborgs.
Background Info: Connections To The Brain
Typically, there are two ways ways to implant electrodes.
- You can have an EEG (Electroencephalograph) attached to your skull. This method is easy and the least invasive, however, the skull can block out a lot of the signals, making this method less effective.
- The second option is to implant an electrode directly into the grey matter. This allows a more direct reception but it requires brain surgery.
Background Info: The Artificial Eye
How it would work.
Pros and Cons.
- You could have extremely enhanced vision.
- If you had a previous eye injury or de-function such as near sightedness
- You could not worry about blindness of any kind
- You wouldn't have to worry about injuries to the eye
- The eye would require power
- You would need brain and eye surgery to implant the eye and electrodes
- The eye would have to be resistant to existing fluids in the human body